n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - To stitch or not to stitch : review

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Cervical cerclage includes a variety of surgical procedures involving suturing the cervix with a purse type stitch to keep it closed during pregnancy. More than fifty years have passed since Shirodkar introduced this as a procedure to manage women who had at least four miscarriages between "the fourth and seventh month" due to "a weak cervical sphincter".

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